This was Tori's first day of school in kindergarten, 12 years ago. She looks a little apprehensive but oh so cute. Yesterday was the first day of her senior year in high school. Where has the time gone? While Tori will be busy and actively counting down the days to graduation, I will do my best to slow down the clock and savor every moment of this last year with my youngest child. Even if she moves home after college, things will be different, the dynamics will have shifted. My job will be down sized and out sourced, just as it should be. There will be lots of new adventures and adjustments for both of us. I pray for the Grace to let go with love and confidence into the blessings of our futures.
Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you
yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them, but seek
not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.